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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Champaign County Humane Society Adult Orientation. Volunteers must be 18 or older.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Collecting toys for kids who are in need.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Come to this Saturday story time filled with books, songs, and a craft.

For children ages 2 - 6 years old and their caregivers.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 31, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Don't want to stay up until midnight? Come count down to Noon Year's Eve! We will have crafts, snacks, and countdown to noon! For children and their caregivers.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 05, 2019
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Big network update today, so no internet, wifi, or phones. We will not have any public computers available. No printing or faxing. We will not be able to look up books in the online card catalog. You must bring your library card for check out.

We are sorry for the inconvenience!
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 05, 2019
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Say farewell to the old year and ring in the new year by playing chess or other board games! Kids, ages 5 and up & caregivers are welcome. Kids 7 and under need an accompanying adult. Light refreshments (while they last) will be provided.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, January 06, 2019
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Drag Queen Story Hour returns! This fun and fabulous all-ages event features local drag queens reading children's stories and doing crafts. Expect sparkles, glamorous dress-up, and a friendly atmosphere.

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) was developed by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions. Many libraries host DQSR events as a way of celebrating diversity, building empathy, and helping to curb bullying of LGBTQ kids.

This event is co-sponsored by the UP Center of Champaign County.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 11, 2019
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Do you like to create stories with words and pictures? Join us for time to write and illustrate your own stories. Led by Librarian Elaine Bearden.

Dates in this series include:
Friday, September 21
Friday, October 19
Friday, November 16
Friday, December 14
Friday, January 11
Monday, February 11

For young authors grades k-8.

For more information, contact Elaine Bearden at ebearden@urbanafree.org.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Join us for this monthly drop-in program for all ages. Choose a game to play from the library's collection of board games for adults and families. We have some old classics like Go and Backgammon, as well as new favorites like deck-building Dominion and treasure-hunting Tobago. Never heard of 'em? No problem. We'll have staff and volunteers standing by to lead demonstrations of how to play. Grab a beverage at the cafe and spend an enjoyable afternoon playing games with friends at the library.
Location
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons for game time: chess, Monopoly (R), and many more games will be available.

Registration not required.
For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

To register, click Sign Me Up above and fill in the required fields.

For #1000BooksB4K information, click HERE .

Questions? Call Children's Services at 217-367-4069 or stop by the question desk.


Welcome to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - a year-round reading program for children ages birth to five years. It's the fun, exciting, and free way to start children on the path to success.

One of the most reliable predictors of school success is being read to during early childhood. The Library would like to help support you as you prepare your child for kindergarten. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.



Book prizes are funded by the Friends of The Urbana Free Library